[NEohioPAL] Mamai Theatre Company Opens its 2015 Season this Thursday with Chekhov's THREE SISTERS!

Christine via NEohioPAL neohiopal at lists.neohiopal.org
Tue Jun 2 06:58:29 PDT 2015

Mamai Theatre Company


THREE SISTERS  by Anton Chekhov

Cleveland, Ohio,  May 28, 2015 — Mamai Theatre Company
<http://www.mamaitheatreco.org/> opens its third season with new private
and public funding grants, two new venues, and a production of Anton Chekhov
beloved classic, THREE SISTERS, directed by Co-Producing Artistic Director,
Bernadette Clemens.


THREE SISTERS follows Olga, Masha, and Irina as they struggle to let go  of
their past and to shape their future. A domineering sister-in-law, romance,
soldiers, and money all challenge the Prozorov family’s  happiness and
unity. With artful depiction of three very different women, Chekhov
fascinates audiences with his ability to articulate the chaos or peace of a
single moment and the comedy of life’s struggles.

Director Bernadette Clemens notes: “THREE SISTERS is like a very fine
still-life painting. The play has rich composition, intriguing contrast,
and dark shadow highlighting the most delicate, ephemeral detail. It is
everything we suspect a classic of a major playwright to be. Just when we
enjoy the most infinitesimal, personal moment --a clock striking, a top
spinning, finding a loose fork on the terrace-- Chekhov invites us to peek
at the gaping, universal experience: love, war, time. Only Chekhov lets us
laugh this way at the very things that are so frustrating, so mysterious
about living. In THREE SISTERS, as in all of Chekhov’s plays, life is never
about the future. It is inevitably, torturously, gloriously, and comically
about the present moment.”

Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Bernadette Clemens

Scenic Design by Don McBride

Costume Design by Debbie Marino

Sound Design by Bernadette Clemens

Lighting Design by Jeff Lockshine

Live Music by Joseph Milan, Accordion

                        & Joshua Smalley, Violin

JUNE 4 - 21, 2015

Cleveland Masonic Performing Arts Center <http://www.paccleveland.com/>

DeMolay Room

3615 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:30 pm

See publicity photo of Natalie Green, Anjanette Hall, and Meghan Grover as
Chekhov's THREE SISTERS here

With, as the Three Sisters:

Natalie Green+ as Olga

Anjanette Hall* as Masha

Meghan Grover as Irina


Tom Woodward* as Vershinin

Robert Hawkes as Chebutykin

Nate Miller as Tuzenbach

Curt Arnold as Kulygin

Shawn Mann as Andrei

Hillary Wheelock as Natasha

Tony Zanoni+ as Solyony

Ryan Stafford as Fedotik

Patrick D. Mooney as Rohde

Bernice Bolek as Anfisa

Stephen Vasse-Hansell as Ferapont

Joseph Milan as Accordion/Ensemble

Joshua Smalley as Violin/Ensemble

Kayla McDonald as Maid/Ensemble

     *Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

    +Equity Membership Candidate

Sunday, June 7th post-show talk-back event:


With Special Guest, Tom Fulton

Veteran director of THREE SISTERS, THE SEAGULL,


Director, Academy for the Performing Arts

Former Artistic Director, Center Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre
Ensemble, Cain Park Summer Theatre, Cleveland Theatre Company, & Fairmount
Center for the Arts

Former 5-year Company Member, The Cleveland Play House

& the Cast of THREE SISTERS

TICKETS:   <http://sic.brownpapertickets.com/>www.mamaitheatreco.org  or

Adults: $22

Seniors (65 & older): $20

Students (25 & under): $15

Air-Conditioned. Ample free parking in gated lot and on street. Open
seating with the exception of press and sponsors. Please arrive early.

Mamai Theatre Company was co-founded in 2010 by Bernadette Clemens, Wendy
Kriss, Christine McBurney, and Derdriu Ring. Mamai (pronounced Mah' may) is
the Gaelic word for “mother.” Four working mothers, theatre artists,
colleagues, and friends arrived at a place where it was time to create
opportunities for themselves and their community. “Don’t wait to create”
became the inspiration for Mamai Theatre Company.

Our mission is to create intelligent, relevant classical theatre that
offers an artistic home for Cleveland's theatre artists, and equal
opportunity for women in the professional theatre community.

In 2013 The Plain Dealer announced, “Mamai Theatre Company...has made a
howling entrance onto the city’s artistic scene” and named their inaugural
production, Medea, a top-10 theatre event of the year. In 2014
LandofCleve.net added, “In only a few short years, Mamai Theatre Company
has established themselves as a major player in the Cleveland theatre
community. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mamai Special Offer: $10 Discount Tickets for Neohiopal subscribers on 2nd
Thursdays and AEA members on third thursdays!

www.mamaitheatreco.org         <http://www.mamaitheatreco.org/>
mamaitheatrecocleveland at gmail.com
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